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Monklands District Council And The Conduct Of The Honourable Member For Monklands;west

EDM number 595 in 1993-94, proposed by George Kynoch on 10/02/1994.

That this House expresses concern at the nepotistic recruitment procedures of Monklands District Council; notes that at least 40 relatives of councillors have jobs with the Council, and that the ruling clique has used mafia-style tactics to silence those who attempt to expose council corruption; believes that the latest example of sharp practice is the sacking of Mr Tom McFarlane, a former supervisory depot foreman, who lost his job despite a council policy of 'no compulsory redundancies', was not given information about alternative posts, and received his redundancy notice by hand on a Saturday morning from the Director of Leisure and Recreation; notes that the key meeting to decide the sacking was taken behind closed doors and no minutes of this meeting were taken; further notes that the tape recording produced in evidence in Mr McFarlane's industrial tribunal demonstrates that anyone who speaks out against the local Labour party is a 'naughty boy' and might reasonably be expected to consider their position; and calls upon the honourable Member for Monklands West to make a statement as to whether he recognises these practices as council employment policy, given his considerable knowledge as provost of Monklands between 1977 and 1982.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

George Kynoch10/02/1994Kincardine and DeesideProposed
Raymond Robertson10/02/1994Aberdeen SouthSigned
David Shaw10/02/1994DoverSigned
Harold Elletson10/02/1994Blackpool NorthSigned
Peter Atkinson10/02/1994HexhamSigned
Bill Walker10/02/1994North TaysideSigned
James Couchman11/02/1994GillinghamSigned
Michael Stern14/02/1994Bristol North WestSigned
John D Taylor03/03/1994StrangfordSigned
Robert Parry10/03/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Michael BatesUnknownWithdrawn

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